Slit lamp examination

Early signs of age-related eye diseases, including cataract, glaucoma, diabetic retinopathy and age-related macular degeneration can begin in midlife but often do not noticeably affect the vision until later. So it’s important to get a baseline comprehensive eye exam at age 40, even for people who have no symptoms or known risk factors. Your Eye M.D. will recommend follow-up exams based on your family history and the results of the baseline exam.

By age 65, one in three Americans will have a vision-impairing eye disease. The earlier these are discovered and treatment begins, the better the chance of preserving good vision.

People who are diabetic or pre-diabetic need to have regular eye exams and work with their doctors to control weight and blood sugar as well as blood pressure and cholesterol.

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